Title: This World We Live In
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Original Publication Date: 2010
Date I First Read: 2010 (Reread in epub format in 2013.)
Basic Category: YA/Teen Fiction
Basic Summary: This is the third book in the Last Survivors series. Here is the author's blog for this book: http://thirdmoonbook.blogspot.com/
Miranda, who through her diary narrated the first book, which I love, titled Life As We Knew It, is now back writing in her diary. It had been a year since the moon was shoved closer to the earth and all h-ll broke loose. Her mother and brothers have survived. Her brothers go off to fish, and Matt brings him his new young wife. And then her father shows up with his wife, new baby, and three more people who are like family now.
What I Remember About the Book: Before I re-read it, mostly all I remembered well was the food and van Miranda and Alex found, and then the disaster near the end of the book. I don't want to give away too many spoilers.
What I Took Away From the Book: That I will never really survive a disaster unless I have access to a good pharmacy with allergy and asthma meds in stock.
Rating (1-5 stars): 5
Notes:1) There is a new book in this series coming out in August 2013! It is titled The Shade of the Moon.
2) One of the earlier "chapter" books I remember reading was also by Ms. Pfeffer. It is titled What Do You Do When Your Mouth Won't Open? I read this book about thirty years ago now, and it was something that I understood . . . it happened to me daily. I chatted at home quite a lot, but outside to other people? A very difficult task!